Gold Star is a super simple, party-themed slot from Red Tiger Gaming. There’s little in the way of features on offer in this 5 reel, 20 payline game other than transforming mystery symbols and gold stars that add even more mystery symbols to the reels. Play from between 20p and £500 per spin.

The visuals in Gold Star have a real party feel, which is enhanced by the bouncy backing track – joining the brightly coloured A to 10 playing card symbols are a microphone which pays up to 200x, star shaped sunglasses which award up to 300x and a gold plated turntable which will get you 388x if you land 5 on a payline.

The most rewarding symbol is the Gold Star logo – hit 3, 4 or 5 of these on a single payline and you can look forward to a payout of 88, 388 or 888 coins. All symbols can land fully stacked to offer even more winning opportunities.

Keep a look out for the gold disc symbols – these can land anywhere on the reels and spin to transform into any same symbol to create new winning combinations. Look out too for the Gold Star which can fly onto the reels at random and create even more mystery transformers and potentially even bigger winning combinations.

That’s pretty much it as far as features go – there aren’t any wilds or scatter payouts let alone any free spins or other extras. This game is all about the base game and transforming symbols. The lack of features doesn’t make it impossible to bag a decent haul of coins.

Get the magic gold star to transform multiple reels into the same high value symbol and some chunky payouts are certainly possible. Just don’t expect to come across them very often.  Expect in fact a steady stream of lower value wins rather than anything too spectacular. We’d put the variance in the low to medium range.

If you enjoy slots with plenty of features, then you won’t be adding Gold Star to your rotation. This is very simple fare. If you don’t mind that, just hit autoplay and bop in time to the music. For anything more than that, we think you’ll find more entertaining fare on offer elsewhere. There’s no gold star awarded for the Gold Star slot – in teacher speak we’d say “could do better.” If you like party themed with features, Spinions Beach Party by Quickspin is recommended.